questionswhy do some people not like hot dogs?


INGREDIENTS: Wieners Made with Turkey, Pork and Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey, Pork, Mechanically Separated Chicken, Water, Contains Less than 2% of Salt, Sodium Lactate, Flavor, Corn Syrup, Sodium Phosphate, Dextrose, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate (Made From Sugar), Sodium Nitrite, Bun, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Water, Soybean Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Yeast, Salt, Mono And Diglycerides, Enzyme Modified Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Methylcellulose, Calcium Propionate as a preservative, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum, Wheat Grits, Defatted Soy Flour, Whey, Enzymes, Sorbitan Monostearate, Artificial Flavor.


I like Nathan's, they're surprisingly good for hot dogs used in tournament eating. ...and Costco dogs...well, ones from when I was a kid, the Kosher Polishes were my favorites.

We bought one of these steamers a while back and it works well...and when it's done, it barks. =9


I LOVE HOT DOGS!!! I get boar's head all natural hot dogs due to my allergies, they are awesome. I could eat hot dogs any time of the day really one of my fav things!


Hebrew National Beef Franks:

Beef, Water, Contains 2% or Less of: Salt, Sodium Lactate, Spice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Paprika, Sodium Diacetate, Garlic Powder, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Flavorings.


I don't know why. Hotdogs fit in your pocket ever so much easier.

If you ever have the opportunity, you should watch "A Hotdog Program." Here's a clip:


@durkzilla: I've been brainwashed -- long, long ago. That type of mumbo jumbo deterrant tactic doesn't work on me!


I love hotdogs, especially cooked over a campfire while wrapped with bacon.


@capguncowboy: I never said I don't like hot dogs, I'm just trying to answer your question of why SOME people dont' like them....

I LOVE hot dogs. My favorites are the deli style hot dogs, like Deutschmacher and Jordans. In Maine they sell the red Jordans natural casing dogs. So good.

I preferred them steamed or boiled rather than grilled with a buttered bun toasted in a skillet. Topped with diced onions and brown mustard.


@thegunslinger1: of course you do. I'd eat hair if it was wrapped in bacon

@durzkiller: That's my kind of dog, sir!


Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that cause listeriosis, can be found in the intestinal tracts of humans and animals, and in milk, soil, and leaf vegetables. The bacteria can grow slowly at refrigerator temperatures. Listeria monocytogenes can be in ready-to-eat foods such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, fermented or dry sausage, and other deli-style meat and poultry, soft cheeses and unpasteurized milk. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, chills, headache, backache, an upset stomach, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Persons who have ingested the bacteria may take up to 3 weeks to become ill. At-risk persons (pregnant women and newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems) may later develop more serious illnesses. Listeria monocytogenes can also cause miscarriages.


@dontmakemehurtyou: If you cook your food properly before eating it, lysteria is very unlikely


I love hotdogs! Love the good all-natural ones on a toasted bun with ketchup, mustard, finely diced onions, savory sprinkles, and a slice of dill pickle. Also a sloppy chili dog with a nice cold beer in the winter. Great after snow sports like ice skating and skiing.



Hot dogs are not "ready to eat" and when properly cooked (or at least reheated) any listeria is killed; thus fear of listeria, by itself, isn't enough reason to avoid hot dogs.

(As for the other items on the list that cannot be reheated or cooked, eh, you win some and you lose some. Either live in fear or not. But this is about hot dogs.)


Favorite Hot Dog: Hebrew National. That said, Hot Dogs get mustard, pepper relish (I get the red stuff shipped down to me from New England since it is the BEST), and some onions. I will say this only once - if you want ketchup, have a hamburger, because it has no place on a dog.


@mfladd: you've definitely said that more than once


I love hot dogs but understand why people don't like them.

1 - random and leftover animal parts
2 - liquified meat and then stuffed into a casing
3 - FDA "allowed" amounts of droppings, etc in it

Watching how it's made has deterred many a people.


@mfladd: Nooooooooo, this is the Left Coast, Best Coast. We do ketchup on our hotdogs. It's a regional thing.


@tucnguyen: That is exactly it. I used to like them as a child, but between this info you posted (which I learned when I was younger) and the fact that my father and his girlfriend required me to feed their dogs by hand, and the dogs only ate hot dogs, shrimp, and steaks (which was better than I ate when living with them). So there is a double dose, but largely because I couldn't stand eating it when I found out how much worse it is than almost any other meat.


@tucnguyen: ... 3 - FDA "allowed" amounts of droppings, etc in it

But this applies to many things...

rotten potato chips (up to 6% are allowed to be rotten)

rodent hairs are allowed in peanut butter

mold in frozen berries (up to 60% can contain mold!)

up to 30 fly eggs allowed in about 1/2 cup of pizza sauce (say 1 pie)

up to 60 insect parts allowed in about 4oz of chocolate

Best not to worry about it very much. Hot dogs are almost healthy by comparison.


@nastyducky: On this one issue I do negotiate :) Even with the in-laws who ship me the relish I have the "no ketchup" fight. Here is the link for anybody wanting the best red pepper relish:


Hebrew Nationals or Sabrett dogs, served Chicago style (poppyseed bun, yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, chopped onion, tomato, dill pickle, sport peppers, & celery salt)


Chili, cheese, onions, & mustard.

To answer your question, IDK why people don't like them.


Hebrew National for me, grilled with a non-toasted egg bun, ketchup, brown mustard and sweet relish.
Only time I'll go for a steamed dog is if it's a natural-casing Pinky's. All bets are off for chili-cheese dogs; onions and pickled habanero rings for those.

Eh, I'd agree that ketchup doesn't belong on bratwurst, but it's fine on regular dogs.


Yeah, they are really delicious, I love them. But didn't people have different taste, so some people will not like hot dogs.


I can't believe my comment was removed.

"Because not everyone likes dong shaped foods."

Is that better? Wouldn't want to offend any one on the internet by referencing human anatomy.


@baqui63: But that's only 1 of that list which is far from comprehensive.


@tucnguyen: True.

It is my understanding that the hot dogs made from mechanically separated < animal> are more prone to the first problem (I tend to avoid these when possible), and I have a minor issue with the whole liquified meat molded into sausage shaped portions (but not enough to stay away).

My real point is that most of the complaints people have about < X> (in this case hot dogs), also apply to other foods that these same people do not have a problem with.


@baqui63: All this talk...I'm thinking of getting one of those $1.50 Costco Polish dogs + Coke combo. I only wish they sold beers. They couldn't handle the crowd!


@wootbretz: Check out the comment above yours by garageband


@rlapid2112: I used the P word and was far less offensive. Mine is gone.


To those who don't like hot dogs, my answer is simply: